Detroit Council President Brenda Jones sworn into Congress

November 29, 2018
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, poses for a photo during a ceremonial swearing-in of Rep.-elect Brenda Jones, D-Mich., right, as John Pitts, center, holds the Bible on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones has been sworn in to fill Michigan’s 13th District House seat, but will only serve in Congress for a few weeks.

Jones was given the oath of office Thursday after leaders in the House reached a deal on seating her while she keeps her job in Detroit. Jones will not take a city salary or conduct Detroit city business while a member of Congress.

Jones won a special election in August to finish former Rep. John Conyers’ term, but she didn’t win the Democratic primary to run for a full two-year term. Fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib was elected to the two-year term and will start in January.

Conyers stepped down late last year after sexual harassment claims by former staffers.

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